Emergency Services & OPERATIONS

Operations Division

The Operations Division provides fire, technical rescue, and basic life support emergency medical services to an area covering more than 27 square miles and a population in excess of 10,000 residents during summer months.   


Responding to nearly 400 requests for emergency service annually, the dedicated men and women of the River Delta Fire District are committed to providing extraordinary service to their community through prevention, preparedness, and emergency response, and strive to exceed expectations at all times.       

Battalion Chiefs

Battalion coverage is shared and rotated between Fire Chief Paul Cutino, Deputy Fire Chief Hue Henderson, Assistant Fire Chief Larry Gardener, Battalion Chief's Chris McPeak, Joe DeVera and Joe Cutino are responsible for the day-to-day operations and management of their respective shifts.

Staff & Equipment Size

The Department staffs 1 engine company and a command officer on a 24-hour basis.  Additionally, the Operations Division cross-staffs the following apparatus as seasons and emergency circumstances dictate: (1) wildland fire engine, (1) technical rescue unit for water rescue, (1) inflatable rescue boat and staffs a 18 foot rescue boat during planned events and holidays on our water ways..

Thermal Imaging Camera

This essential tool will allow our fire crews to have a thermal imaging camera on the fire ground to enhance firefighter safety and will help mitigate incidents quickly and efficiently. The camera will allow firefighters to look through smoke and darkness to determine fire locations and search for victims during limited visibility conditions. In addition, the tool can help a firefighter find an exit. 

Learn More About River Delta's Emergency Medical Services (EMS)